Mayor Pro Tem Bill Scearce's answer is one we've been hearing a lot since Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr was fired in a special Joplin City Council meeting early Wednesday. News Talk KZRG asked Scearce why Rohr's termination was even a consideration, since the meeting was about an investigation into Scearce and Alderman Mike Woolston:
"We knew that it was a possibility. And when you prepare for all contingencies, that was one of the contingencies."
The motion to fire Rohr was made after testimony that he made no effort to have development agreements with the city's master developer reviewed by outside legal counsel.